Allina Health health care workers share emotional stories about COVID-19

[KSTP-TV News, April 02, 2021] For 10 months, Allina Health's United Hospital in St. Paul operated a dedicated intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients.

Two nurses and an intensive care physician shared what it was like to work in United Hospital's COVID-19 ICU during the height of the pandemic, between October and December 2020.

United Hospital COVID-19 ICU nurse Tanya Schipp told KSTP those three months were the toughest months of her career, which spans more than two decades.

"Those months were horrific because there were just so many patients, and they just kept coming," said Schipp, who worked in the COVID-19 ICU for the 10 months it was operating. "I mean, that is the busiest, and most sick that I have ever seen our ICU patients ever in my career, and it was hard for everyone to keep up."

Posted on April 03, 2021 in coronavirusUnited Hospital

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